Diego Romanini (born 30 December 1978 in Pietrasanta) is an Italian auto racing driver. He has competed in the World Touring Car Championship and was the Austria Formula 3 Cup champion in 2001 and 2003.

Career

After starting his career in karting, he first started circuit racing in 1998 with Italian Formula Renault, before racing in the Italian Formula Campus Series. In 2000 he competed in Austrian Formula Three, becoming champion in 2001. He spent one year in the British Formula 3 Championship, then returned to the Austrian series in 2003, where he regained his title. Also that year, he won the Centraleurop Formula Three Championship, and drove in the German Formula Three Championship. 2004 saw him first drive in Touring cars, with a season in the German Touring Car Challenge, finishing sixth on points. He competed in selected races in German Formula Three and the FIA GT Championship in 2005.

For 2006 he got a drive in the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the independent Wiechers-Sport Team, in a BMW 320i. He finished sixth in the Yokohama Independent Trophy, with a best placed race finish of thirteenth in round twelve at Puebla.

In 2008 Romanini raced in the International GT Open and selected rounds of the Euroseries 3000.[1]

In 2011 Diego Romanini raced 5 VLN races and the 24h race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the BMW 325i E92 from Motorsport Team Sorg Rennsport. He took 3 VLN and the 24h victory in class!

Romamini will drive for Proteam Racing from the second round of the 2013 European Touring Car Cup season in Slovakia in a BMW 320si with the option of joining the team for future WTCC events.[2]

Racing record

Complete World Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2006 Wiechers-Sport BMW 320i ITA
1

20
ITA
2

24†
FRA
1

27
FRA
2

22
GBR
1

15
GBR
2

Ret
GER
1

22
GER
2

25†
BRA
1

22
BRA
2

17
MEX
1

20
MEX
2

13
CZE
1

23
CZE
2

19
TUR
1

18
TUR
2

18
ESP
1

22
ESP
2

23
MAC
1

18
MAC
2

15
NC 0

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete International Superstars Series/EuroV8 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 FR Competition BMW 550i (E60) MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

Ret
IMO
1

14
IMO
2

12
ALG
1

9
ALG
2

11
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

15
22nd 10
CAAL Racing Mercedes C63 AMG CPR
1

5
CPR
2

12
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

Ret
KYA
1

11
KYA
2

Ret
2011 MN Motorsport Lexus IS-F MNZ
1
MNZ
2
VNC
1
VNC
2
ALG
1
ALG
2
DON
1
DON
1
MIS
1

DNS
MIS
2

DNS
SPA
1
SPA
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
NC 0
2013 MRT by Nocentini Lexus IS-F 500 MNZ
R1
MNZ
R2
BRN
R1
BRN
R2
SVK
R1
SVK
R2
ZOL
R1
ZOL
R2
ALG
R1
ALG
R2
DON
R1

9
DON
R2

DNS
IMO
R1
IMO
R2
VAL
R1
VAL
R2
31st 3
2014 CAAL Racing Mercedes C63 AMG MNZ
R1

13†
MNZ
R2

9
VAL
R1

6
VAL
R2

Ret
MUG
R1

4
MUG
R2

Ret
BRN
R1

8
BRN
R2

6
SAC
1
HOC
1

3
8th 82

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete TCR International Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2015 Proteam Racing Ford Focus ST MYS
1

DNS
MYS
2

DNS
CHN
1
CHN
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
POR
1
POR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
RUS
1
RUS
2
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

Ret
SIN
1
SIN
2
THA
1
THA
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0

References

  1. ^ http://www.speedsport-magazine.com/race-driver-database/biography/Diego-Romanini-,2058.html Career at Speedsport Magazine.
  2. ^ Hudson, Neil (10 April 2013). "Diego Romanini to join the grid at Slovakia". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 11 April 2013.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marco Schärf
Austria Formula 3 Cup champion
2001
Succeeded by
Hannes Neuhauser
Preceded by
Hannes Neuhauser
Austria Formula 3 Cup champion
2003
Succeeded by